We had an awesome bible study on Wednesday evening. The discussion has lead to these questions. Please respond and we will discuss further at next week’s bible study. 1. Is there ever a time when someone does not deserve to be forgiven by you? 2. Can we forgive someone when they don’t ask for forgiveness? 3. What do you do when a person won’t forgive you? (You can answer all three or just one of the questions. Please comment!)
Tell us how your making out and we would like to hear your words of encouragement as we go through this together as a church family!
The debate is on! Who’s fault do you think it was, Adam or Eve? Why? Please read Genesis 3 for the story and write your comment. We will also disucss in our next bible study.
Please read the article and give your thoughts. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/don-t-nig-purveyor-paula-smith-says-bumper-185405237.html
After hearing the message on Jezebel on Sunday, what are your thoughts about this spirit? How do you think it affects us?
A study by the Fuller Seminary determined that the most important factor in whether young people leave the church or remain steadfast in their faith was whether they have a safe haven to express their doubts and concerns regarding the Scriptures and their faith before leaving home. What is critical is that our youth have adults to provide them direction and guidance regarding the apprehensions they may have about their faith. Such a refuge is found in two places: in their parents and in their church youth ministry programs.
However, it also found that most church youth programs tended to focus their energies on providing entertainment and pizza rather focusing on building up the young people in their faith. As a result, our teens are ill-equipped to face the challenges they will encounter in the world upon leaving home.
The church needs to take a hard look its youth programs. Instead of performing for them with skits, bands and videos, we need to get back to teaching them the Scriptures with logic, truth and a Christian worldview. Frank Turek, well known Christian author and lecturer on apologetics, in addressing the problem of our youth falling away from the faith, put it this way: “We’ve failed to recognize that what we win them with . . . we win them to.”
The bottom-line is that Christian parents and our churches need to do a better job of developing their hearts with the Word of God and their minds as well (1 Peter 3:15; 2 Corinthians 10:5).
How do “we” rekindle relationships that have been so long “out of sorts”? (We will be discussing this on Wednesday as we split up the couples and singles)
Our bible study on Wednesday is about giving up things for God. Why do you think this is such a hard thing for us to do?
Question – Do you think Christians in general understand the importance of giving God thier best? Why or why not? What do you think stops people from doing so?